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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 107. STATEWIDE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT [127000 - 130070]

  ( Division 107 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

PART 5. HEALTH DATA [128675 - 128810]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Health Facility Data [128675 - 128810]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 9. )

  
128740.  

(a) The following summary financial and utilization data shall be reported to the office by a hospital within 45 days of the end of a calendar quarter. Adjusted reports reflecting changes as a result of audited financial statements may be filed within four months of the close of the hospital’s fiscal or calendar year. The quarterly summary financial and utilization data shall conform to the uniform description of accounts as contained in the Accounting and Reporting Manual for California Hospitals and shall include all of the following:

(1) Number of licensed beds.

(2) Average number of available beds.

(3) Average number of staffed beds.

(4) Number of discharges.

(5) Number of inpatient days.

(6) Number of outpatient visits.

(7) Total operating expenses.

(8) Total inpatient gross revenues by payer, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, county indigent programs, other third parties, and other payers.

(9) Total outpatient gross revenues by payer, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, county indigent programs, other third parties, and other payers.

(10) Deductions from revenue in total and by component, including the following: Medicare contractual adjustments, Medi-Cal contractual adjustments, and county indigent program contractual adjustments, other contractual adjustments, bad debts, charity care, restricted donations and subsidies for indigents, support for clinical teaching, teaching allowances, and other deductions.

(11) Total capital expenditures.

(12) Total net fixed assets.

(13) Total number of inpatient days, outpatient visits, and discharges by payer, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, county indigent programs, other third parties, self-pay, charity, and other payers.

(14) Total net patient revenues by payer including Medicare, Medi-Cal, county indigent programs, other third parties, and other payers.

(15) Other operating revenue.

(16) Nonoperating revenue net of nonoperating expenses.

(b) The office shall make available at cost, to any person, a hard copy of any hospital report made pursuant to this section and in addition to hard copies, shall make available at cost, a computer tape of all reports made pursuant to this section within 105 days of the end of every calendar quarter.

(c) The office shall adopt by regulation guidelines for the identification, assessment, and reporting of charity care services. In establishing the guidelines, the office shall consider the principles and practices recommended by professional health care industry accounting associations for differentiating between charity services and bad debts. The office shall further conduct the onsite validations of health facility accounting and reporting procedures and records as are necessary to assure that reported data are consistent with regulatory guidelines.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 247, Sec. 5. (SB 343) Effective January 1, 2020.)